During their first presidential debate, President Trump and Joe Biden made a number of claims that raised questions. CBS News’ fact-checking team examined the truth of some of them. Here’s what we found.
Trump fact check: Trump says mailmen in West Virginia are “selling the ballots”
TRUMP STATEMENT: “Take a look at West Virginia — mailmen selling the ballots. They’re being sold. They’re being dumped in rivers. This is a horrible thing for our country.”
CLAIM: Trump says mailmen in West Virginia are “selling the ballots”
FACT CHECK: False
A West Virginia mail carrier pleaded guilty to attempted election fraud and “injury to the mail” after admitting he had altered the mail-in request forms for absentee ballots from eight voters in April 2020, according to a statement by the Department of Justice.
The West Virginia secretary of state’s office investigated and found that party affiliations on five